Entschuldigung, Ich Suche den Tischtennisraum und Meine Freundin

A Film by Bernhard Wenger

Synopsis

EXCUSE ME, I’M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND.
A Swedish couple is on a wellness trip in the Austrian mountains, but after an argument, Aron’s girlfriend leaves, and slams the door behind her. Now, Aron is looking for his girlfriend but can’t find her anywhere. He dives into the bizarre world of the alpine wellness resort and drifts along until the question arises if Aron is looking for his girlfriend or really himself.

Director

  • Picture of Bernhard Wenger © Elisabeth Brucker

    Bernhard Wenger

    Bernhard Wenger was born in 1992 in Salzburg, Austria. After graduating high school he moved to Vienna, where he studied film theory and gained professional set experience. He was accepted to the Vienna Film Academy in 2014 and is currently pursuing degrees in both directing and production.
    Bernhard's last short films have been screened and won awards at prestigious film festivals like Nashville Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, Uppsala Film Festival, Odense Film Festival, St. Louis Film Festival, Max Ophü ls Award, etc. He has won over 70 international awards and in 2015, received the Award for Art and Culture in his hometown. His short KEEPING BALANCE was released online as a Vimeo Staff Pick in November 2017.

Awards + Festivals

  • *WINNER: AUDIENCE PRIZE*
    39th FILMFESTIVAL MAX-OPHÜLS-PREIS (Official Selection, World Premiere & German Premiere, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 24, 2018
  • *DIAGONALE PRIZE – BEST SHORT FILM* *PRIZE OF THE YOUTH JURY: BEST NEWCOMER*
    DIAGONALE FESTIVAL OF AUSTRIAN FILM (Official Selection, Austrian Premiere, Graz, Austria) March 14, 2018
  • 19th LANDSHUTTER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Short Films Competition, Landshut, Germany)March 15, 2018
  • LICHTER FILMFEST (Best of Vienna International Shorts, Frankfurt, Germany)April 5, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT* & *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    18th INDEPENDENT DAYS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 18, 2018
  • *NOMINATION ZEUS AWARD BEST ACTOR – RASMUS LUTHANDER*
    30th INT'L FILMFEST DRESDEN (National Competition, Dresden, Germany) April 18, 2018
  • *GOLD REMI AWARD*
    51st WORLDFEST-HOUSTON INT'L INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Houston, Texas, USA)April 20, 2018
  • 40th MOSCOW INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, International Premiere, Moscow, Russian Federation)April 22, 2018
  • 19th CELLU L'ART FILM FESTIVAL JENA (International Competition, Jena, Germany)April 25, 2018
  • FREJM STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Best of Berlin Student Film Festival, Trnava, Slovakia)April 25, 2018
  • *BEST AUSTRIAN FILM*
    43rd FESTIVAL OF NATIONS LENZING (Competition, Lenzing, Austria)May 20, 2018
  • *BEST SCENOGRAPHY & SET DESIGN*
    2nd BERLIN STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Berlin, Germany) May 23, 2018
  • 15th VIENNA SHORTS FESTIVAL (National Competition, Vienna, Austria)May 29, 2018
  • *AWARD OF VISUAL EXCELLENCE*
    23rd THE FILM SERIES AT CINE GEAR EXPO (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 31, 2018
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    16th „ONE SHOT“ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yerevan, Armenia)June 4, 2018
  • 34th HAMBURG INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (National Competition, Hamburg, Germany)June 5, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    20th TEL AVIV STUDENTS FILM FESTIVAL (Competition & Film Bus Project, Tel Aviv, Israel)June 10, 2018
  • *JURY AWARD - BEST SHORT FILM*
    14th FEST - NOVOS REALIZADORES | NOVO CINEMA (Official Selection, Espinho, Portugal)June 18, 2018
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, Palm Springs, USA)June 19, 2018
  • *JURY AWARD - BEST FILM*
    3rd GOSH! FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)June 25, 2018
  • MUSIC FILM DAYS OBERAUDORF 2018 (Official Selection, Germany)July 4, 2018
  • 11th LVIV INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)August 6, 2018
  • *JURY AWARD*
    33rd ALPINALE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austria)August 7, 2018
  • 36th FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, USA)August 7, 2018
  • 10th SHORTYNALE (Official Selection, Klosterneuburg, Austria)August 14, 2018
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SHORT FILM*
    3rd CANAL DE PANAMA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panama City, Panama)August 16, 2018
  • 42nd OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Germany)August 18, 2018
  • *AWARD FOR THE BEST NEWCOMER*
    6th FILMFESTIVAL KITZBÜHEL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)August 20, 2018
  • 12th VUKOVAR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Croatia)August 23, 2018
  • 43rd ODENSE INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denmark)August 27, 2018
  • 14th THE BUDAPEST SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)August 28, 2018
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    2nd BEIJING INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, China)September 14, 2018
  • 24th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN DRAMA (Official Selection, Macedonia, Northern Greece)September 17, 2018
  • *BEST DIRECTION*
    5th FUNCINEMA - INT’L COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mar del Plata, Argentina)September 20, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT COMEDY*
    3rd TRUJILLO INT’L INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Peru)September 27, 2018
  • 23th INTERNATIONAL SCHLINGEL FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chemnitz, Germany)October 1, 2018
  • 28th THE FESTIVAL DE TYO (Official Selection, Cergy-Le-Haut, France)October 4, 2018
  • 4th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 6, 2018
  • INDIECORK FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cork, Ireland)October 7, 2018
  • 35th TEHRAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tehran, Iran)October 9, 2018
  • 4th BRIDGE OF ARTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rostov-on-don, Russia)October 10, 2018
  • 1st LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)October 11, 2018
  • 4th DURHAM REGION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oshawa, ON, Canada)October 17, 2018
  • 6th FESTIVAL LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES (Official Selection, Huy, Belgium)October 18, 2018
  • 12th THESS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Thessaloniki, Greece)October 19, 2018
  • 15th KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Official Selection, Konstanz, Germany)October 20, 2018
  • 3rd CORTOCIRCUITO - SAVIGLIANO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Savigliano, CN, Italy)October 22, 2018
  • 16th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FILM FRONT (Official Selection, Novi Sad, Serbia)October 25, 2018
  • 19th INTERNATIONAL IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Izmir, Turkey)October 30, 2018
  • FILMZ 2018 - FESTIVAL OF GERMAN CINEMA (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)November 1, 2018
  • 9th WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, UK)November 3, 2018
  • 4th RINGERIKE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norway)November 6, 2018
  • 29th LJUBLJANA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Slovenia)November 7, 2018
  • 8th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, York, United Kingdom)November 7, 2018
  • BEST OF VIENNA SHORTS FESTIVAL @ CINEMA FORUM WARSAW (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)November 7, 2018
  • 18th FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Flensburg, Germany)November 14, 2018
  • 31st EXGROUND FILMFEST (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 16, 2018
  • *VFF YOUNG TALENT AWARD*
    38th MUNICH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM SCHOOLS (Official Selection, Munich, Germany)November 18, 2018
  • *HONORABLE MENTION* *STUDENT JURY AWARD*
    24th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA (Official Selection, Krakow, Poland)November 20, 2018
  • 34th INTERFILM - INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Germany)November 20, 2018
  • 3rd TORINO SHORT FILM MARKET (Official Selection, Italy)November 22, 2018
  • 29th KINOFEST LÜNEN (Official Selection, Germany)November 23, 2018
  • 2nd BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 24, 2018
  • 12th NDU INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)November 25, 2018
  • 15th BAHAMAS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hope Town, Abaco, The Bahamas)November 28, 2018
  • 6th TENERIFE SHORTS (Official Selection, Tenerife, Spain)November 29, 2018
  • 41th POITIERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poitiers, France)November 30, 2018
  • 24th LEUVEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Leuven, Belgium)December 1, 2018
  • 36th FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS OF AIX-EN-PROVENCE (International Short Film Competition, Aix-en-Provence, France)December 4, 2018
  • INTERNATIONAL USAK WINGED SEAHORSE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ankara, Turkey)December 10, 2018
  • 29th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)January 21, 2019
  • *WINNER AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD 2019*
    9th AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)January 30, 2019
  • 21st SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)January 30, 2019
  • *JURY'S SPECIAL MENTION FOR DIRECTION*
    2nd THINKING HAT FICTION CHALLENGE SEASON 1 (Official Selection, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)February 10, 2019
  • 1st LOVE STORY FILM FESTIVAL LONDON (Official Selection, London, UK)February 13, 2019
  • 28th MUESTRA INT'L DE CINE DE PALENCIA (Official Selection, Palencia, Spain)February 23, 2019
  • 20th KONTRAST FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 8, 2019
  • 25th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM WEEK REGENSBURG (Official Selection, Regensburg, Germany)March 13, 2019
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • 26th MFFK - INT’L FILM CLUBS FESTIVAL FEBIOFEST (Official Selection, Bratislava, Slovakia)March 20, 2019
  • 27th FEBIOFEST INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Prag, Czech Republic)March 27, 2019
  • 11th GO SHORT - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN (Official Selection, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)April 3, 2019
  • 7th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 5, 2019
  • 7th FAVOURITE FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN / BREMEN (Official Selection, Bremen, Germany)April 6, 2019
  • 19th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL LANDAU LA.MEKO (Official Selection, Landau, Germany)April 7, 2019
  • 14th THE MYRTLE BEACH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Myrtle Beach, South Carolin, USA)April 9, 2019
  • 21st MAUFLIMMERN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Memmingen , Germany)April 20, 2019
  • 10th HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fredericksburg, Texas)April 24, 2019
  • *2nd PRIZE - OBLIQUE FILMIN AWARD*
    21st MECAL PRO - BARCELONA INT'L SHORT AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)April 28, 2019
  • 16th INDY FILM FEST (Official Selection, Indianapolis, IN, USA)May 2, 2019
  • 3rd STOCKHOLM INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Stockholm, Sweden)May 15, 2019
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY* *BEST FILM* *NOMINEE BEST SCREENPLAY*
    THE BIG SHORTS - THE 10 BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR 2018 (Official Selection, Saarbrücken, Germany)May 30, 2019
  • 9th DORTMUNDER TRESEN-FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dortmund, Germany)June 4, 2019
  • *BEST ACTOR*
    3rd IL VARCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pescara, Italy)June 6, 2019
  • 54th WERKSTATT DER JUNGEN FILMSZENE (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)June 7, 2019
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL FICTION FILM (HIGH BUDGET)*
    8th CARDIFF MINI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, United Kingdom)June 22, 2019
  • 8th KO:SH FILM FEST (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)July 2, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 6th THE GREAT PICNIC (Official Selection, Mogoșoaia Domain, Romania)July 26, 2019
  • 13th TWO RIVERSIDES FILM AND ART FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kazimierz Dolny and Janowiec, Poland)July 27, 2019
  • 18th DOKUFEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition Program, Prizren, Kosovo)August 2, 2019
  • 10th LIVE AT HEART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Örebro, Sweden)September 4, 2019
  • 3rd MANIFESTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)September 6, 2019
  • 17th MÜNSTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Münster, Germany)September 18, 2019
  • 5th FOOTCANDLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hickory, NC, USA)September 27, 2019
  • 2019 * LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2019“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'

Crew

Director
Bernhard Wenger
Screenplay
Bernhard Wenger
Producer
Florian Bayer, Clara Kö nig, Bernhard Wenger
Director of Photography
Albin Wildner
Art Directioin
Antonio Semeraro
Costume Design
Antonio Semeraro
Sound
Florian Rabl & Ken Rischard
Editor
Rupert Höller
Sound Design
Ines Vorreiter, Ken Rischard
Sound Mixing
Matthias Ermert
Music
Mario Fartacek

Details

Running Time
23:11
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,39 Scope
Sound
DOLBY 5.1 (DCP) / STEREO 2.0

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Filmakademie Wien - Film Academy Vienna
Metternichgasse 12, 1030 Wien
Österreich

Christina Wintersteiger, MA.
+431711552910
wintersteiger@mdw.ac.at
www.filmakademie.wien

SALES AGENCY

Interfilm Berlin
Cord Dueppe
Sales / Programmer

Interfilm Berlin Management GmbH
Straßburger Str. 55
10405 Berlin
Germany

+493025942903
cord.d@interfilm.de
www.interfilm.de

DIRECTOR

Bernhard Wenger
+436642387473
bernhardwenger@hotmail.com
entschuldigung.film@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/bernhard.wenger
www.instagram.com/bernhardwenger